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Dunedin RACP Clinical Examination Revision Course 2023

Akoranga Whakahounga Whakamātautau Haumanu RACP

Overview

The Department of Medicine offers annual revision courses for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Clinical Examination.

This course will provide candidates with the knowledge, motivation, and a plan of action to best prepare themselves for the RACP Clinical Examinations, both Long Cases and Short Cases.

The course is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Theoretical weekend course

  • Hybrid online and in-person, and there is no intake limit.
  • Requires you to have a username, which will be issued with your registration.

Part 2: Practical week-long course

  • In-person only, and has only 20 places.
  • There is no guarantee that you are enrolled in Part 2 until you have confirmation from us after you register your interest.
  • If you are enrolled in Part 2, you are automatically enrolled in Part 1 as well.

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Part 1 (theory): 29–30 April 2023, in-person and online

Dates: 29–30 April 2023
Venue: Hybrid online and Barnett Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Hospital
Cost: NZ$850 in-person or NZ$800 online (GST inclusive)
Format: The course will run in-person and online from Saturday 29 April to Sunday 30 April 2023. There will be videos of Long and Short Case Examinations available online for you to view before the course begins.
Recordings: All lectures will be recorded and will be added to Moodle (where all course materials are found). The recording of each day will be available within a 48-hour period after it has been livestreamed.

In-person registration includes:

  • Physical and virtual attendance to all presentations and lectures as well as online access to the recordings of these after their live session times
  • Electronic copies of all specialty course workbooks
  • A social event

Online registration includes:

  • Virtual attendance to all presentations and lectures as well as online access to the recordings of these after their live session times
  • Electronic copies of all specialty course workbooks

The course provides candidates with an in-depth understanding of the structure of the RACP Clinical Examination in Adult Medicine and the assessment criteria. It involves lectures and video presentations of long and short case presentations and will ensure candidates are employing proper technique in each instance. The course will provide candidates with the knowledge, motivation and plan of action to best prepare themselves for the clinical exam and maximise their chances of success on exam day.

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Part 2 (practical): 1–5 May 2023, in-person only

Dates: 1–5 May 2023
Venue: Dunedin Hospital
Cost: NZ$5,000 (GST inclusive)

Please note that registration for Part 2 automatically registers you for Part 1 of the course as well. If you register for Part 2, you will receive a username and the Part 1 theory course materials as well, and can attend the theory course on 29–30 April in-person or online.

Part 2 of the course will run in-person only, and the intake is only 20 places. It is a practical course with real patients, examiners and candidates – just like the real exam.

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Programme

This course is presented by senior examination panel members along with current members of the clinical examination committee.

Part 1 (theory)

Saturday 29 April
12:00pm–12:30pm Introduction
12:30pm–1:30pm Case 1: Long case
1:30pm–2:30pm Case 2: Long case
2:30pm–3:00pm Afternoon break
3:00pm–3:15pm Discussion
3:15pm–3:45pm Introduction to short cases
3:45pm–4:30pm Respiratory medicine
4:30pm–5.15pm Endocrinology
Sunday 30 April
9:00am–9:45am Abdominal exam
9:45am–10:15am Clinical exam from a candidate's perspective
10:15am–11:00am Cardiovascular system
11:00am–11:30am Morning tea
11:30am–12:15pm Rheumatology
12:15pm–1:00pm Neurology exam
1:00pm–1:15pm End of course

Part 2 (practical)

We will email details of the programme for Part 2 to registered participants closer to the time of the course.

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Registration

Part 1 (theory)

Registration for Part 1 will open on 1 February 2023.

Part 2 (practical)

Please register your interest in the Part 2 practical course by emailing us, including the following information:

  • Where you are based
  • Whether you will be taking the RACP Clinical Examination for the first or the second time
  • Your institution/hospital

Send your email to:

Email physician.education@otago.ac.nz

Cancellations

Cancellations made up to three months before the course will receive a 100 per cent refund, minus an administration charge of NZ$50.

Cancellations made between three months and six weeks before the course will receive a 50 per cent refund, minus an administration charge of NZ$50.

Cancellations within six weeks of the course will receive no refund.

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Further information

Please email the course administrator for all Dunedin RACP Clinical Examination Revision Course enquiries.

Email physician.education@otago.ac.nz